Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Off-road vehicle rolls north of Silverton, sending six to hospital

An off-highway vehicle that rolled 100 yards down a steep embankment Wednesday north of Silverton resulted in one child having to be taken by helicopter to Mercy Regional Medical Center. DeAnne...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County tells Durango to find a homeless camp solution ‘lickety-split’

The future of the homeless camp at Purple Cliffs did not get much clearer Wednesday after a joint meeting between Durango city councilors and La Plata County commissioners. La Plata County...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After yearslong effort, La Plata County inks new land-use code

It’s official: La Plata County has a new land-use code. La Plata County commissioners Clyde Church, Gwen Lachelt and Julie Westendorff voted unanimously Tuesday in support of adopting sweeping...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman dies in crash west of Delta

A 30-year-old Durango woman died Sunday after driving off U.S. Route 50, west of Delta, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Trooper Josh Lewis said Justine Byrum was driving east on Route 50...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Review of officer-involved shooting nears completion in Durango

A 6th Judicial District Attorney’s Office review of a Durango police officer-involved shooting is about two to three weeks from completion, putting off any potential release of body-cam footage...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Misleading election mailer concerns Colorado officials

Colorado election officials are warning residents to watch out for an informal postcard sent by the U.S. Postal Service that contains misleading information about the upcoming November election....

DATE: Sept. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass fully reopens after Monday morning crash

Red Mountain Pass was closed or partially blocked for about three hours Monday for a rollover truck crash north of the summit. The closure occurred about 8:25 a.m. near mile marker 89 on U.S....

DATE: Sept. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Moon tree lands in Durango

The moon tree has landed in Durango. For the unacquainted, Durango is home to Apollo 14 astronaut Stuart Roosa, who died in December 1994 at the age of 61 and now has a park and street bearing his...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Polis selects new La Plata County judge

Gov. Jared Polis announced Friday that local public defender Anne Woods will take the place of outgoing La Plata County Judge Dondi Osborne. It was announced in March that Osborne intended to...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Highly invasive aquatic weed discovered in the Animas Valley

A highly invasive aquatic weed has been discovered in a number of ponds in the Animas Valley, putting the heat on to eradicate it before it enters the Animas River and, potentially, Lake...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College student arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

An 18-year-old Fort Lewis College student was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault this week after authorities say he forced a female student to have sex. According to an arrest affidavit, the...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petition calls to scrap homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery

In just three days, more than 430 people have signed a petition against a proposed homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery. Durango City Council last week voted 4-1 to pursue a highly managed camp ...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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